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there is no justification for the law treating people differently because of sexual orientation >> are you ready to make the shift? are you ready to be inclusive? yes. i used to say don't come out of the closet, clean those closets! i mean i thundered it from the pulpit. part of it was fear, alot of it was ignorance. bishop carlton pearson preaches a controversial gospel of inclusion to members of his church -- new dimensions chicago. he says his views on "homosexuality" started to shift... when a close friend came out. you gotta love everybody. pearson was one of more than 250 religious leaders...who signed on to this open letter. in support of house bill 51-70: the religious freedom and marriage fairness act. it's just right that everyone have the same tax right, same right to visit people in the hospital - their partners, their husbands their wives. this is the right thing to do.. state rep. greg harris sponsored the bill. he hopes it will come up for a vote in springfield before new lawmakers are sworn in on january ninth. i'm so glad there are hundreds of men, pastors, and rabbis who've said the
laws.. this is where the people of america are.. this is where the people of illinois are. citing the presidents stance, the white house said 'were the president still in the illinois state legislatuire, he would support this measure that would treat all illinois couples equally.' but conservative chicago democrat, represenative joe lyons, says the presidents view wont change his vote against the marriage bill... telling wgn by phone 'when he was in the state senate, president obama voted present on any controversial bill that came up.' that sentiment is echoed by other conservatives in the state, including the chicago catholic archdiocese and the thomas more society. the president is entitled to his opinion. he is only one voter. >>the bills author says the bill strikes a balance protecting churches from having to consecrate marriages it wishes not to... yet affords couples equal marriage rights under the law. the velocity of public opinion is changing so rapidly that i think were all surprised at how this is happening but in every corner of the state of illinois from chicago
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